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Lab Assistant

Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics
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Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics are part of a network of state of the art medical facilities located within the heart of the Willamette Valley. At Salem Health, we pride ourselves on being a community centric, diverse organization that has been voted a top workplace by our employees for three years running.

We continually strive to provide innovative paths to learning and growth while maintaining an environment of strategic problem solving objectives through Lean driven principles. We understand that hardworking, conscientious and compassionate team members are one of our most valuable assets and we are always looking for outstanding people to join our team.

Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics complies with the Oregon COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Healthcare Providers and Healthcare Staff in Healthcare Settings and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule. Every candidate who accepts a position with Salem Health will be required to furnish proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to starting employment ("Fully vaccinated" means having received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, and at least 14 days have passed since the individual’s final dose of COVID-19 vaccine). Details can be found on the Oregon Health Authority site here .

Salem Health is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) employer. For additional details related to this program, please visit
This position offers excellent hiring incentives (start bonus and/or relocation assistance) to qualified candidates!
Your Role With Us:

You will be responsible for the smooth and timely flow of processing patient specimens for multiple clinical disciplines. You will frequently use your excellent communication skills with clients, providers, and other hospital staff to answer questions about laboratory testing and processes. Occasionally you will be asked to be able to perform some light physical work which includes sitting, standing, or walking for extended periods of time. Lifting generally consists of items weighing less than 40 pounds. In addition you may have occasional exposure to infectious specimens, as well as other infectious and hazardous materials.

Core Functions:
  • Assists in the development of policies, procedures, processes, performance improvement and quality assurance in accordance with accreditation requirements.
  • Effectively prioritizes work so that efficiency is optimal and turnaround time expectations are continually met. Flexibility in tasks and bench assignments exhibited as workload requires.
  • Resolves technical problems without delay. Demonstrates good working knowledge of web based programs.
  • Verifies and documents satisfactory equipment operation. Is responsible for maintaining equipment and notification of manager or supervisor in a timely manner of problems with equipment.
  • Monitors supplies and ensures their availability and use in a cost-conscious manner to minimize operating expenses. Communicates issues to manager or supervisor as they arise.
  • Follows infection control procedures to ensure a safe work environment. Follows prescribed safety techniques to maintain personal and co-worker safety (wears and appropriately uses personal protective equipment per hospital and department policy as required.)
  • Meets established continuing education requirements.
  • Participates in assigned quality assurance and performance improvement activities required to maintain the established standard of discipline performance.
  • Receives, records, and relays messages accurately and in a timely manner. Efficiently resolves or directs complaints to manager or supervisor.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in and compliance with the Hospital Safety Management Program
  • Supervises Access Services staff ensuring that service expectations are consistently met.
  • Ensures patients are registered courteously, accurately and in a timely manner.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of related experience in either a clinical, medical office, or research setting is strongly desired.
  • Must be prepared with work in a role which may require evening, weekend or holiday work.
  • Experience in working successfully within a team setting.
  • Experience with a Laboratory Information System is desired.

We have many excellent opportunities available! To view all of our openings, please visit our career page at

Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by law.
Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact
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